I love looking at real estate, and Zillow sends me suggestions every now and then. This intown Portland listing by Town and Shore Real Estate struck a chord, it's gorgeous! As I scrolled through the pictures, I realized that I went to my friend John's birthday party there last year. It is even more impressive in person because it feels like being in the English countryside. The open house is Sunday, May 27th from 12-2 and I'll be there.

Here is more from the listing for this gracious, best kept secret intown Portland:

" One of the most unique properties in the City of Portland. This Tudor style residence was owned by the first female mayor, Helen C. Frost. Nature abounds on a 1.84 acre lot; the sprawling rear yard extends to 223' of frontage on the Stroudwater River for canoeing, kayaking or ice skating. The home offers privacy rarely seen so close to Downtown Portland. The historical brick structure has many recent improvements including huge, modern kitchen w/2 sinkstations, multiple stainless appliances, granite counters, large center island, & unique "cold storage" pantry. Center dining room has massive sliding doors to rear patio. Front to back living room with fireplace, plus den and half bath. The 2nd level boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Master w/white oak floors. Finished family room on lower level. Other amenities include significant cottage, Buderus radiant heat, & central air conditioning. Convenient to Portland Trails, turnpike, airport."

Jeff Davis Via Zillow
Jeff Davis Via Zillow
Jeff Davis Via Zillow
Jeff Davis Via Zillow

Shout out to Jeff Davis and Peter Molloy!